Left Menu
Development News Edition

Maple Leafs rebound to even series vs. Blue Jackets

Auston Matthews scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs went on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Toronto.

Reuters | Updated: 05-08-2020 04:36 IST | Created: 05-08-2020 04:36 IST
Maple Leafs rebound to even series vs. Blue Jackets

Auston Matthews scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs went on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Toronto. Frederik Andersen stopped 21 shots to earn his third career playoff shutout as the Maple Leafs tied the best-of-five playoff qualifying series at one game each.

John Tavares added a third-period goal for the Maple Leafs, who dominated play for much of the game. Morgan Rielly scored into an empty net at 19:17 of the third with an assist from Matthews. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 to play in the game after taking an awkward fall in the Maple Leafs' zone. His head appeared to hit the knee of Columbus's Oliver Bjorkstrand as he fell.

Columbus goaltender Joonas Korpisalo made 36 saves. The Blue Jackets survived the first two power plays of the game in the first period and had a couple of good chances while killing off the first penalty.

Columbus had an unsuccessful power play late in the first. Toronto had a 15-6 advantage in first-period shots on goal. The Maple Leafs had two early power plays in the second period, but were foiled repeatedly by Korpisalo. Columbus defenseman Seth Jones helped out during one barrage, clearing a puck out of the crease.

Toronto took its 1-0 lead when Matthews redirected a return pass from Zach Hyman at 16:00 of the second period. Matthews had lugged the puck from the Toronto end to start the play that finished with the it being deflected over Korpisal's right shoulder. Toronto led 29-12 in shots on goal after two periods.

Tavares, who had been foiled repeatedly by Korpisalo, scored on a breakaway at 4:56 of the third period on a breakout after Andersen stopped a close-in shot by Zach Werenski as Columbus pressed the Toronto goal. It was the eighth shot of the game for Tavares. Travis Dermott and William Nylander earned assists.

--Field Level Media



Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Rwanda’s COVID-19 response commendable but health information system needs improvement

Rwanda is consistently working to improve its health information system from many years. However, it is primarily dependent on the collection and reporting of health data on a monthly basis. Besides, evaluation studies on Rwandas HIS publis...


Latest News

Trump panicked in the face of COVID-19, says Biden

US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has slammed President Donald Trump over his handling of the coronavirus which has so far claimed over 200,000 lives with nearly 700,000 confirmed cases in the country. Biden, 77, and his running ...

Beijing unlikely to approve ByteDance's TikTok deal with Oracle -Global Times

A deal Chinas ByteDance has struck with Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc over the future of its video-streaming app TikTok is unlikely to receive Chinese government approval, state-backed newspaper Global Times said in an editorial. ByteDance ha...

Reds flex power in critical win over Brewers

Eugenio Suarez hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Luis Castillo won his fourth straight start as the Cincinnati Reds continued their late-season surge with a 6-3 win over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. In...

Soccer-Late equaliser earns Al Sadd spot in Asian Champions League last 16

An equaliser from Baghdad Bounedjah two minutes from time earned Qatars Al Sadd a 1-1 draw with Al Nassr in Doha on Monday which saw them progress to the last 16 of the Asian Champions League along with their Saudi opponents. Al Nassr secur...

Give Feedback